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by oljames3
Mon Jun 04, 2018 11:22 am
Forum: Basic & Advanced Training (Non-LTC)
Topic: ACTIVE SHOOTER SCHOOL SAFETY CERTIFICATION COURSE
Replies: 23
Views: 5548

Re: ACTIVE SHOOTER SCHOOL SAFETY CERTIFICATION COURSE

AndyC wrote:
Mon Jun 04, 2018 10:49 am
A very sobering course. This isn't just "Watch out for innocents then shoot the bad guy" - there are a whole bunch of issues to be aware of. I won't go into any details here as folks should attend the class for themselves, but it was pretty eye-opening.

We had an introduction and briefing in the morning, then wrote a pre-test exam. We then went straight to the range to shoot the LTC test (everyone passed), then we did the Texas DPS-required drills (interestingly not scored). Afternoon was mostly classwork then we went and shot 10 shots on paper at 50 yards, then hitting a steel plate starting at 30 yards and ended up at 75 yards - very few people needed a 2nd shot to hit it.

The next day we were shown the 4 stages of a proper draw, proper reload-technique and as well as techniques for drawing from concealment - all critical in order to pass the NRA Defensive Pistol test which is all from concealment and pretty fast; there's no time to fumble and was definitely the hardest test to shoot clean - it takes just one miss to fail, so about half the class had to re-shoot it. Next we shot a major metropolitan Texas PD's qualification shoot (I was pretty chuffed when Karl pointed at my target and said "This is what a perfect score looks like!") then back to the classroom for more learning and drills. The shoot-house was next, learning to sweep and clear properly (in order to escape a building safely, not to engage the shooter) then back for some more classwork, tourniquet familiarization and then the final written test.

Knowing the multiple facets to be aware of will definitely help me at work - and at a personal level, Karl improved my draw immensely and my grip. I shot every test clean; no misses so no do-overs needed - but it took a lot of work to do that. I believe only 2 of us shot the PD qualification clean - but he missed a shot at the steel which I didn't, so I'm personally going to consider myself high shooter for this course ;-)

Yep, highly-recommended - even if the DPS certificate looks like it was done by a dot-matrix printer.
I'm glad you enjoyed the course. Congrats on your excellent performance. I enjoyed meeting you and Rockie last Friday and hope to see y'all again.

I'll be shooting in the USPSA at KR Training this Wednesday. This will be my third match. I'm finding that the skills I'm learning/improving through competition shooting are the skills I need for situations such as those covered in the School Safety/ Active Shooter course. USPSA may not work for everyone, but it works for me. For $20 I get to practice drawing from my holster, accurate shooting, discriminating between shoot and no-shoot targets, reloading and shooting while moving, all under time pressure. Yes, it is not totally realistic, but it helps me to evaluate and improve my skill.

This Saturday, I'll take my three sons to KR Training for the Personal Tactics Skills class. https://www.krtraining.com/KRTraining/C ... Skills.htm The class has no shooting, just non-firing guns in scenarios. I'll install BarrelBloks in our pistols so we can train safely. We expect "to learn what tactics actually work, to experience what a real situation will be like, and to rehearse the actions you should take to win both the physical fight and the legal aftermath." This complements the School Safety / Active Shooter course well and finalizes my training to qualify for Karl's Defensive Pistol Skills Program. https://www.krtraining.com/KRTraining/d ... ogram.html
by oljames3
Thu May 31, 2018 10:46 pm
Forum: Basic & Advanced Training (Non-LTC)
Topic: ACTIVE SHOOTER SCHOOL SAFETY CERTIFICATION COURSE
Replies: 23
Views: 5548

Re: ACTIVE SHOOTER SCHOOL SAFETY CERTIFICATION COURSE

Karl has resolved the issues that previously caused error messages. I've tested the site and links myself and it is safe to go back into the water.
by oljames3
Thu May 31, 2018 9:48 pm
Forum: Basic & Advanced Training (Non-LTC)
Topic: ACTIVE SHOOTER SCHOOL SAFETY CERTIFICATION COURSE
Replies: 23
Views: 5548

Re: ACTIVE SHOOTER SCHOOL SAFETY CERTIFICATION COURSE

AndyC wrote:
Thu May 31, 2018 5:43 pm
Colleague wasn't certain enough of her skills under pressure, so I'm taking a friend and meeting another friend at the course. Super stoked.
Yes, the standards are high.
… pass the Texas License to Carry shooting test with a score of 90% or higher (225 points) and complete a 120 round Shooting Under Duress shooting exercise developed by DPS for this course.
And
pass two written examinations with a score of 90 percent (compared to the passing score of 70 percent on one written examination to get your LTC)
You will also
fire the shooting test from the NRA Defensive Pistol class, and the annual qualification course of fire used by a major Texas city's police department.
I fired 318 rounds when I took the course last December.

Ask questions, learn things, have fun!
by oljames3
Wed Mar 14, 2018 3:06 pm
Forum: Basic & Advanced Training (Non-LTC)
Topic: ACTIVE SHOOTER SCHOOL SAFETY CERTIFICATION COURSE
Replies: 23
Views: 5548

Re: ACTIVE SHOOTER SCHOOL SAFETY CERTIFICATION COURSE

Paladin wrote:That's outstanding that Mr. Rehn offered a discounted class and everyone did well! I'm sure it was time well spent. We need more citizens with the commitment and training to deal with these situations.

This course is normally open to Texas LTC holders even if they are not associated with schools?
Yes, y'all come. The class I took in December, 2017, had 16 students, mostly not public school teachers. Most were there as church members. All did well. The curriculum is well suited for any situation resembling a school or church. Lots of shoot-no shoot and hostage situations. In order to get a certificate, you must already have your LTC.
by oljames3
Wed Mar 14, 2018 12:17 pm
Forum: Basic & Advanced Training (Non-LTC)
Topic: ACTIVE SHOOTER SCHOOL SAFETY CERTIFICATION COURSE
Replies: 23
Views: 5548

Re: ACTIVE SHOOTER SCHOOL SAFETY CERTIFICATION COURSE

montgomery wrote:Class was awesome! Instructor Karl Rehn was fabulous ... very well organized and executed. This class is not for the casual shooter or faint of heart. Even if you have no desire to respond to an active shooter, but choose to carry a firearm for self-defense, this class will help you with fighting mindset and situational dynamics.
This is also my opinion of Karl and his instruction. http://www.krtraining.com March 3 I took three classes in one day (see message above). Well organized and run, very challenging. Got to try various hand held and weapon mounted lights after dark. Shoot house in the dark with hand held light. All conducted very safely.

How many were in your School Safety/Active Shooter class?
by oljames3
Mon Feb 26, 2018 10:53 am
Forum: Basic & Advanced Training (Non-LTC)
Topic: ACTIVE SHOOTER SCHOOL SAFETY CERTIFICATION COURSE
Replies: 23
Views: 5548

Re: ACTIVE SHOOTER SCHOOL SAFETY CERTIFICATION COURSE

There are several instructors in Texas offering this course. I took Karl's in December, 2017. Here is a link to his after action review and student comments:
http://blog.krtraining.com/school-safet ... ourse-aar/

Yes, you must have your LTC to take this course. It starts with firing the LTC course of fire on which you must score at least 90% to be certified. There are other shooting and written tests. All 18 in my class passed all of the requirements.

Yes, shooting is a large part of the course. I fired 318 rounds. Most of the instruction time is lecture, video, and scenario (both inside and outside). Two very busy days.

This class is well worth the time and money. That has been my experience with all of the classes I have taken at KR Training. I'm taking three more classes this weekend - intensive shooting (sold out), force on force scenarios (sold out), then low light training (1 seat left).
https://www.krtraining.com/schedule.html

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